Lake House with 150' of Winnipesaukee Waterfront, Sand Bar, Very Private
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
## Cottage on the Bay ##
| Completely Rebuilt New Bathroom! See the new pictures!
| Summer 2016 Availability in August and September, check calendar
| Take advantage of our Labor Day Week Special for $2600!
Waterfront home was built on one of the premier lots in Alton Bay around 1902 and has been owned by the same family since 1918.
Looking for Peace and Quiet? This house is very private and quiet as the rear of the property is 4 acres of woods. The property itself is 4.5 acres total.
Boater? Bring your boat and park your trailer in the driveway, or rent a boat from one of the many Marinas around the lake. Park it on the dock on property for your stay. Take the Canoe on site out for a nice ride if you'd like.
Looking for Adventure? Bring an ATV or rent one to try out the many long trails around the lake. Travel a short distance to Weirs Beach or Alton Bay by land or water and have a blast with numerous attractions and come home and relax on the porch.
Have Young Kids who love to swim? Bring them down to the beach on property. The shore is very sandy and the sand bar extends 150 yards from shore and allows for a large, sandy, shallow swimming area.
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The house has been modernized, but still retains the old cottage feel. It has a screened in porch facing the water on the west side of Alton Bay which affords excellent views of Lake Winnipesaukee and plentiful morning sun.
The private driveway places this house over 800 feet from the highway through woods. There is an abundance of parking next to the house on the same level as the main floor, and the main floor is accessed by a single six inch step.
On the main (first floor) there is a bedroom in the back with a twin bed and a twin-over-full bunk bed. The completely rebuilt full bath is located on the first floor and now includes the washer. The second floor has a half bath and three bedrooms, all with queen beds.
The house is fully furnished. The kitchen is fully equipped with new appliances, dishes, silverware and place settings for 10+ persons. Please note that renters must provide their own bed linens and towels.
The beach is located about 40 feet from the house via a concrete and stone stair way. (Vertical distance is about 20 feet.)
The boathouse has two outside docks available to the tenant which will accommodate up to 26-30' boats. The North dock has a depth of 2-2.5' while the South dock has a depth of closer to 3-4'. The sandy beach opens onto a shallow sand bar which extends for 100 feet into the lake with a depth of about 4-6 feet. This is an excellent and safe place for young children to swim in shallow water, but be slow and cautious with boats.
In 2015 the full bath on the first floor was completely rebuilt and enlarged. In 2014 this house was equipped with a brand new dishwasher and new toilets and in 2007 was equipped with all new appliances including a new Clothes washer, New refrigerator, and ceramic top electric range.
The cabin contains a propane-fueled baseboard heating system and instant hot water supply.
For rainy day entertainment there is a 50' Plasma TV in the living room with Hulu+, Netflix, HBO, Amazon Streaming, Limited Local Channels and more.
DISCOUNTS Offered for:
-Referrals (both parties)
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Evan Burleigh - Owner
Member since: 2005
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom
- Full Bath on first floor, Half on second floor.
- No linens provided, renters responsible for cleaning
- CD Player
- DVD Player:
- Satellite / Cable:
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Live Theater
- Water Parks
Local Services & Businesses
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Outlet Shopping
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Beach View:
- Lake View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Water Skiing
- Water Tubing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 10 people
- Clothes Dryer:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Parking Off Street:
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Ice Maker
- Deck / Patio:
- Kayak / Canoe:
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Early Summer Special
Jun 3 - Jun 24, 2017
7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
Jun 25 - Sep 9, 2017
7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
- Pet Fee $50
Renters are required to give a $1000 Security deposit at the time of booking in order to reserve dates. This is refundable in full when you have checked out and the property is clean and has no damage. In the case of a dirty home or anything broken the deposit will be held by the owner until repairs can be made and costs will be taken from the security deposit for cleaning and/or repairs before returning the remaining balance to the renter. The Pet fee is per pet for the duration of your stay regardless of how many weeks you book.
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Located minutes from historic Alton Bay, a hub of activity for Lake Winnipesaukee. Reachable by boat or car, you can play mini-golf, go to a roller-rink, get ice cream, and get on the Mount Washington. Plus find numerous dining and shopping options. Or travel 15 min to Weirs Beach or Laconia, also either by car or boat, for numerous options including old fashioned arcades, go-karts, and even a drive-in movie theater.
Year Purchased: 1918
About the owner: I am the fifth generation owner, having inherited this family property from my father, Peter Burleigh, when he passed away in October 2013. I grew up coming to the cottage for lake related activities, and am now a Corporate Educator in the Boston Area. I intend to keep the property in my family by renting it to vacationers every summer. This is a picture of me at a deep, secret cave nearby the cottage known as "Devil's Den."
Why the Owner Chose Alton Bay, Alton, NH, USA:
This is some of the cleanest lake water around the New England region. The turn-of-the-century house was 16 years old when my Great, Great, Great Grandfather purchased it in 1918. It had an attached farm and a long, sandy beach, making it one of the best locations on the bay. Since then, the farmland has grown into a large pine forest separating you from the highway. The old farm house was transformed into a summer cottage and remains atop a hill overlooking the majestic Alton Bay.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Accommodations include picturesque views from the elevated cottage; Lake Winnipesaukee access for swimming on a 150' long beach; boating docks that can support up to a 30' boat; all equipped with modern appliances, WiFi, and a new bathroom to make your stay convenient and comfortable.
- Primary: 6172333826 Evan Burleigh - Owner
- Secondary: +1 4192902492 Rose Hazard - Season Manager
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Sunrise at the Cottage on the Bay! (South dockside)
North Dock and Beach
Parking. There is a raised fire pit off behind that tree on the left
Great view of the large sand bar in front of the house, great for snorkeling!
Porch with plenty of seating, lots of good times will be had here!
Living Room with fireplace
Dining Area, and Living Room from Kitchen
Brand-New roomy shower
First Floor Bedroom
Upstairs N. Bedroom, overlooks lake, bright in morning. Now has a Queen bed
First Floor Layout, this is from before the bathroom renovation.
The view from the porch steps.
150+ feet of beach! Sand-Bar Extends 150' from shore!
Taken from the canoe available onsite!
Large, wrap-around screened-in porch
Living Room, Entertainment center with tons of streaming options!
Brand new bathroom installed in 2015 with large shower and washer
Bathroom Rebuilt in 2015!
First Floor Bedroom (2 twins)
Upstairs S. Bedroom, overlooks lake, bright in morning.
Master Bedroom, overlooks back woods.
Second Floor Layout
This listing was first published here in 2005.
Date last modified - Friday, December 02, 2016
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